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outspoken effort in my behalf. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> the des moines register met with texas governor rick perry tonight. the editorial staff questioned the presidential county about campaign added and the roll of religion in politics. the newspaper plans to endorse one of the republican candidates two weeks before the iowa caucuses on january 3 inside. this is everover an hour. [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> it's a pleasure having you here, sir. >> where did you grow up? >> wisconsin. >> yeah? >> iowa. >> iowa. >> iowa. [inaudible conversations] >> great state of ohio. >> midwest. >> wisconsin. >> kansas. [inaudible] >> spent 30 years in texas -- >> the star telegram. >> covered aviation and energy. >> i tell you. kind of a little off the subject but really not. medical technology and what's happened in texas in the last decade in particular, has been just really fascinating. when you talk about our state's economy, back in the '80s, '84, right before we dropped off the cliff and went into a rather substantial an
. >>> from the heart. the inspirational last message from a texas teen that has people around the world listening. >>> and to the moon. tonight, inside the mission being called the biggest since we landed there. being called the biggest since we landed there. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm harry smith, in for brian tonight. five days to go and iowans can't blink without seeing or hearing or bumping into a republican presidential candidate. the candidates are making final arguments before tuesday's caucus claiming they have the record, the values and the right stuff to win the nomination and win next november. chuck todd and peter alexander are in iowa tonight. we begin with peter in mason city. peter, good evening. >> reporter: harry, good evening to you. one sign that mitt romney's campaign is gaining confidence and looking forward to the opportunity to win here in iowa next week is the fact that today they announced they will host a party after next tuesday night's caucuses and then stay overnight to do tv interviews befo
supreme court case, a case that was very important to texas, the state where perry is of course governor. in lawrence v. texas the supreme court struck down the anti-sodomy law in texas and 13 other states. this happened in 2003, when perry was in fact serving as governor of texas. >> his question is how do i -- how do i defend my criticism of limited government in the lawrence v. texas. listen, here's -- here's the issue that i have.รง i don't dislike government. i just want government to work. i wish i could tell you i knew every supreme court case. i don't. i'm not even going to try to go through every supreme court case. that would be -- you know, i'm not a lawyer. but here's what i do know. i know they're spending too much money in washington, d.c. and $15 trillion worth of debt is on the back of that young man right there. and if we don't go in and cut the size of government, court cases aren't going to make one tinker's heck. >> one tinker's heck. that's the word that showed up in my prompter. i don't know what that means. the "texas tribune" pointed out that perry actually cited
managed to do. [applause] >> i am an entrepreneur from houston, texas. yesterday's, president obama gave one of those two plus two equals 563 speeches. he argued about fundamental fairness in the united states, without talking about the obstacle to fundamental fairness, witches the teachers' union. what would you do project which is the teachers' union. what would you do to narrow the education gap between wealthy and poor kids who are trapped in a system that is failing us as a country? >> sometime in the near future i am going to give a speech on inequality from a couple of angles. i believe in levelling up, giving everyone a chance to be more successful. he believes in leveling down. i believe in wealth creation. he believes in wealth redistribution. i believe the primary problem with the very poor is they are trapped in government institutions that destroyed their future. the fundamental -- this is why i want to have the debates next year. the difference will be so vivid and clear to most americans. i want to take one minute to talk about a recent example of this. i believe it is rea
. >>> a texas man didn't get away with much of anything during a recent robbery attempt. surveillance cameras caught the thief stealing an empty cash register from a fast food restaurant. police later found the suspect and arrested him on theft charges. >>> at various locations around the country, nursing mothers held what they called nurse-ins at target stores. it all started last month when a nursing mother in texas said she was treated rudely by confrontational target employees who removed her to a fitting room. she since started a facebook page to launch a nationwide demonstration against restrictive corporate breastfeeding policies. >>> and finally, 40-degree weather didn't stop one group of friends from having a good time on a new york lake. they braved frigid continues to feed what they call their water skiing addiction. understatement there. now for a look at the national and regional weather, here's nbc's meteorologist bill karins. hello to you, bill. >> usually you are ice fishing. >> good point. good point. >> they are not the only ones. in the west i have been looking at the compa
from that map of iowa, ron paul. he says he'll ring in the new year at home in texas. >>> two fresh faces you will see in iowa, cnn's political editor paul steinhauser and political director mark preston. they are both out at our forward operating base in des moines. paul, it's down to the last few hours there. good to see you with that beautiful backdrop behind you. break it down for me, what is the logic behind the two front-runner strategies, is ron paul heading back to texas this weekend? mitt romney not leading after spending a whole lot of time in iowa in the first place. >> good question. that's surprising to people. there's the state capital behind me. let's start with romney. he was right here yesterday, spent about 24 hours in new hampshire. new hampshire is an important state for him. doing quite well in the polls. when he left yesterday he left campaign keys to his bus in good hands. chris christie, new jersey governor, big surrogate for romney and his wife ann. he's coming right back here. the romney campaign felt we can escape for 12 to 24 hours. we've got top surrogat
remarks? >> i refer people to the state of texas for the last decade and being the job creation capital of this country. if that is crony capitalism. america needs some of that. we know how to create jobs. you keep the taxes low you have a regulatory climate that is fair and predictable, a legal system that doesn't allow for oversuing. if you want to trade a democratic insider for somebody else, they are looking for an outsider a job creator. i'm the only one that is standing up to the republican side and has those qualifications. >> let's take a snapshot of where your campaign stands now. you had a strong start. a lot of enthusiasm about the candidacy, about the values what you've been able to accomplish in the state of texas. a little bit of difficulty there during the debates in the beginning. now it seems you feel you are picking up more momentum. what do you attributed that to? >> look, there has been four or five individuals who have led in the iowa polls. i think people are very unsettled. they are seeing three really strong individuals that are on the conservative side, but agai
today. he's back in texas. and he's going to be spending new year's eve and new year's day with his wife. campaign says ron paul will be right back here monday morning and he will be campaign, his son, senator rand paul of kentucky. one thing about this, it is odd. why wait just two or three days before the caucuses? but you know, you've seen these, e.d. ron paul's supporters here. >> thanks so much for joining us. >>> later this hour, i'll break down the iowa caucuses. be sure to join us. and do you want to hear the candidates? sound bites you can get anywhere. you can flip the channels, get them any place. however, if you really want to hear their positions, how they think, what they've got to say in total, join cnn chief political correspondent candy crowley. she is live in iowa and her show is going to be called the contenders 2012. it comes your way at 2:00 eastern. if you're interested in the political process, this is something you really shouldn't miss. >>> tomorrow night, join anderson cooper at the last minute push for iowa vote. it's countdown to iowa, the final 48 hours. chec
positive ads. >> sean: coming up next, texas congressman ron paul will lay out his plan for winning in iowa. that and much more coming up straight ahead. >> congressman ron paul has some of the most vocal and loyal support orts campaign trail, including those in the great state of iowa. say sat down with the congressman, following a debate in the hawkeye state. >> let's take a look at this. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> sean: thanks for being with us. >> i notice, you never gave a full answer to the question: will you promise if you don't win this nomination -- and you are doing very well here in iowa -- that you will support the republican nominee and not run third party? >> i will give the same answer i have given about 39 times now. i have no intention of doing that. i plan to do my very best and see what happens in the next two months. i upon not making-- >>> i don't want to push you too hard, but that leaves the door open. so you are leaving the door open? >> i don't like absolutes. i don't like to say i will absolutely never do such and such. >> sean: you will absolutely wan
and wearing green pajamas and poka dots. take a look at this from the stadium in dallas, texas, a run away cart, oh, my gosh, plows over a bunch of people after a championship game. one man taken to the hospital with a leg injury and another was hurt, but not seriously. someone finally jumped on the electric cart and stopped it. those are your headlines. >> hate when that happens. >> check with rick reichmuth. i felt he was controlling with it his aye phone. >> that's scary. >> another dry day across the east, the coldest all winter, bundle up as you're heading out this morning. blizzard watches pushing for parts of the plains, that's for, i'll show you that and some severe weather threats across texas as well. and the setup today, not looking that bad. yesterday was pretty calm and a little snow across the great lakes and we'll see that again. and the counter clock wise disturbance about to change everything. a lot of people possibly travelling this week for christmas. the setup on the radar, not looking like frp right now. but throughout the day today. in across arizona and new mexico an
things are going. >> reporter: then, there's texas congressman, ron paul. >> something has to change. something will change. >> reporter: who has a strong organization in iowa. and got a boost from state senator kent sorensen, an influential tea party figure. left michele bachmann's campaign to sign up for team paul. >> ron paul is in the top tier. and i'm here to help him. >> reporter: michele bachmann says that ron paul would be a dangerous president. and jon huntsman called him unelectable. sunny and dan? >> wow. definitely a war of words going on there, tahman. turning to romney now. if he wins iowa, how would that shape this whole nomination fight? >> reporter: a victory for romney in iowa would be huge. keep in mind that he has almost a 30-point lead in new hampshire, the next state to vote. and iowa voters, the caucusgoers there are very conservative. and the romney campaign would love to show he has patched up problems among conservatives in the republican party. and make it seem there's a steady drum beat to the nomination. and that romney is the inevitable nominee. >> days
by the company he keeps. and there is no finer example than the first lady of texas, anita perry. she is a native of a small town, a professional nurse, has been so for 17 years and just about the best asset that the governor has. so i hand it over to the first lady of texas. anita perry. >> thank you. good morning, everybody. thank you, ruth. great to be in fort dodge, iowa, where i understand i can get a great cup of coffee at bloomers. so thank you. thank you all for joining us today. we're so excited to be here. we've had a great trip. we're going to finish strong in iowa. i want to tell you a little bit about a man i've known since i was years old. we dated for 16 years, we've been married for 29. we have our children with us today and i just want to say that there's not a lot about rick perry that i don't know. it's new year's eve. my new year's resolution is going to be i'm going to do everything i can to help get a true leader, a conservative leader elected to the presidency of the united states. [applause] he volunteered for the air force after he graduated from texas a&m. i'm so proud
of rainfall to july where the year-long drought in texas hit its worst month. on top of it, parched landscape. wildfires. over 4 million acres burned. $50 billion worth of losses in terms of agriculture. in august, we shifted gears to the hurricane. hurricane irene, record flooding across the northeast, eastern seaboard. killed 43. billions of dollars in damages. october, it was snow time again. the target was mainly in the northeast. killed 13 people. left 1.6 million without power. many people in connecticut, you remember this, without power for weeks, almost a month in locations. it was basically weather taking people back to the stone age. >> taking them back to their parents' house. i know a lot of folk whose moved out because they didn't have power for weeks. >> rendered helpless because of the elements, in this day and age, all of this technology, still at the mercy of mother nature. >> tempting to move back home. mom does your laundry. >> some good things. >> that's about it. why do you think 2011 was so bad? just coincidence? the trifecta of conditions, was there something else? >> f
their vision to get america back on track. joining me now is texas congressman ron paul g to see you. >> nice to see you. >> sean: i noticed you never gave a full answer to the question will you promise if you don't win this nomination and you're doing well here in iowa. that you'll support the republican nominee and not run third party? >> i'll give the same answer i've given 39 times now. i have no intention of doing thachl i plan to do my very best ask see what happens. i'm not making... >> sean: i don't want to push you too hard. it leaves the door open. you're leaving the door open? >> i don't like to say i absolutely will never do such and such. >> sean: you support the u.s. constitution. >> it's true it's different than pledging two politicians. >> sean: you know if you ran third party, you probably siphon off some of the anti-obama vote. >> won't it be fair to ask moderate republicans the same question? sean anderson dropped out and ran. >> sean: no intention means the door is o you're saying the door is open? a little? >> well, the door, i can't conceive of it. >> sean: okay. >> ther
candidate on the trail today, texas governor rick perry. we thought he was the front-runner when he jumped into the race back in august. but after slip-ups in the debate, he's seen his numbers drop. he will be across the state today trying to make those final pitches. michele bachmann is going on be campaigning today, the congresswoman from neighboring minnesota. e.d. >> you mentioned a lot of people. two candidates apparently have not made appearances so far in iowa today. who is that? >> yeah. you know what? they're actually the front-runners in iowa according to the latest polls. starting with mitt romney, where was he this morning in last nigh? new hampshire. new hampshire goes second in the primary caucus calendar. he was in hampton this morning reaching out to voters. he's coming back here later today to see the caucuses. while he was gone, he had two high profile surrogates stumping for him here in iowa. his wife and a guy called chris christie. with the other person who is not here and is not here at all this weekend is ron paul, congressman from texas. he's back home. he's going t
the football, then tonight's holiday ball was not for you. both cal and texas struggled in all three of the categories. both teams 7-5 and both finished under 500 in the conferences. zac maynard had issues. turned it over twice in the first half. second quarter, texas the reverse. shipley back to david ash. touchdown. 7-3 horns at the half. a real barnburner. bears with a 10-7 lead. texas a quick response. less than two minutes later, wide open, 47-yards. 14-10, texas. more maynard misery. sacked and stripped. texas recovers. cal turned it over five times tonight. i'm no genius but i know that is not good. horns capitalized. johnson, four yards up the middle. no sugar coating this game. it was not pretty. 21-10 the final. cal killed themselves all night. >> you can't go into a football game like that and expect to turn the football over and win a football game. we had our chances. comes down to what wins and loses football games and turnovers are a big key that that and we were on the wrong end of that today with five them. >> an understatement. simple formula for the raiders on sund
that will be moving into texas, but most of the country is in good shape, a far cry from yesterday when there was so much rain and severe weather through georgia late yesterday towards the rush hour. there were not a lot of people on the roads. serious problems. there is a look at what's going on right now. the storm has moved out to the north and the east. here's a look back at the damage in georgia. we had 50 trees knocked down and 17 power poles. thousands of people without power. tens of thousands without power. there was structural damage as well. this was probably straight line wind damage and not a tornado, but a scary night and again that storm is zipped out to the north and the east. the only thing we are watching is lingering snow in new mexico. we heard about a closure along the texas-new mexico state line along i-40. light snow continues and we will see a few inches about three to five in roswell and two to four in midland. that storm that moves out tomorrow, there will be issues on the roads in texas. we are talking about 45 and 35. i-20 and i-tennesseeing light rain and lingering snow.
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belonging to the clients of a texas security think tank are now in the hands of the hacking movement known as anonymous. one hacker saying the goal is to pilfer funds to give away for christmas donations. >>> all right. this just in to msnbc, the obama administration is considering whether to allow yemen's president into the u.s. for treatment. he was hurt in a june attack on his compound. he said he was leaving for the u.s. in order to help calm tensions in his country following a fresh wave of violence. he did not say it was for medical treatment. we'll be watching that story and keep you posted right here on msnbc. >>> a fatal suicide bombing is rocking officials this morning. just hours ago, officials say seven people were killed in that blast including five policemen, 32 people also wounded. the attack follows a rash of bombings last week that killed 70 people in a single day. meanwhile, vice president biden has been in constant phone contact with sunni and shiite leaders urging them to peacefully resolve the outbreak of violence. joined now by msnbc military analyst colonel jack jaco
are familiar with the lean 6 sigma stuff. candidates have invited people to sign onto those pledges. a texas consultant. newt gingrich has been highlighting this. did you sign the pledge as well? >> yes, it is called a strong america now. >> i think the only person that has not is mitt romney. yesterday, on this station, we were talking with mitt romney. he said he did not know what it was. is that even remotely possible, as far as you are concerned? >> i do not know. i cannot go into his thoughts. >> he has been asked over and over to sign this. >> i know that our campaign was asked and we were happy to do it. i signed it in cedar rapids. i am a private businesswoman. i know, in my own company, if we did not continually change, continually improve, we would be out of business. that is the essence of this pledge. >> can that be applied to the federal government? >> as president of the united states, i intend to. without exception, we all recognize the federal government is bloated beyond any possible recognition. it has got to come down in size. when you have a government that spends $3.70 t
record from texas and competitive tax plan, optional flat tax of 20%, and slash the corporate rates and i think that texas economic story, if he can tell it, is a good one. >> and michele bachmann, dorothy, she was once the star. she was a shooting star at least for a time and now back down and can't seem to get back into the front tier. >> yes, that's because of her overexposure and people as they see her more and more keep saying can this be the president of the united states and they say no. one reason is a continuous harping, i was born in iowa. there's a sense of a lack of breadth, a lack of depth, a lack of education, despite her hard comments on issues. and there is a kind of mystique, there is nothing in there that says president. >> and interesting, you know, you've got rick santorum, also, who is-- has a respectable record, two term senator in he pennsylvania. very knowledgeable ab foreign policy and focusing attention on the conservative in iowa and trying to press the values issues and hasn't gone anyone there. >> yeah, and i think, rick santorum seems strategicically disorgan
law. gingrich says he'll continue no matter the outcome in iowa, texas governor rick perry is not so sure. when asked if there was an outcome next tuesday that would force him from the race, perry said, it might, if that is, quote, god's will. >>> one republican candidate isn't focusing on iowa. jon huntsman has spent his time to win voters in new hampshire. huntsman says the iowa results will soon be forgotten. >>> the day after the iowa caucuses, president obama will do a little campaigning himself. it's in iowa. -- it's in ohio. a key state he won in 2008 but it has been hard hit by the economy and that will be the focus of the president's visit. yesterday, mr. obama and the first lady visited the memorial honoring the more than 2,300 americans killed in the attack on pearl harbor in 1941. and threw flower petals over the sunken halt of the "uss arizona." >>> north korea says its new leadership does not change his position. north korean political and military elites are uniting around kim jong-un who replaced his late father. the north military says anyone expecting them to ease i
in the nation presidential contest a. new survey shows texas congressman ron paul leading former massachusetts governor mitt romney 24 to 20%. but that's still within the margin of error. another poll from cnn and time finds romney slightly ahead, 25 to 22%. again, within the margin of error. for congressman paul, one side effect of being viewed as a front runner is that it makes him a prime target for the rest of the republicans. especially on security issues. >> ron paul would be dangerous as a president of the united states. >> one of the people running for president thinks it's okay for iran to have a nuclear weapon. >> you don't have to vote for a candidate who would allow iran to be armed and to wipe out israel. >> hopefully people will start looking at him closer. he's got good ideas on the economy, but a lot of ideas that aren't particularly great ideas on national security. >> meantime, congressman paul was staying on his message. >> people are tired of the wars. they're tired of this economy. they're tired of the federal reserve. they're tired of congress spending a lot of money and
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